Everyone loves a good bargain. We spend hours in bazaars and online shopping sites hoping to find the best products without having to shell out big bucks. But quality and health shouldn't come at the expense of saving a few pesos. Shoes, medicine, and cosmetics are just some of the items that you should reconsider when buying on the cheap. Read on for seven items you might not want to pinch pennies on.

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(First published in
Good Housekeeping Magazine, Bargain Shopping Special as "When Cheap Is No Good" in September 2005; adapted for use in Female Network)

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